- Apr 25, 2016
I've been thinking about this phenomenon for years concerning my own conversion experience, sensing the lack of authenticity of it, and recently heard some preaching on the subject. It's the fact that some people profess to be Christian, and know Scripture up and down, even about theology.... and they gloss over the part about personally coming to Jesus, thus they have never had a true conversion experience. They believe all the theology applies to them, but they've never beheld the glory of the Lord in the face of Jesus Christ, which is the Light that shines in our hearts and minds (2 Cor 4:6). The discussion I listened to called it "assuming salvation through knowing theology". The most dynamite verse about this is in John 5:39-40. "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life, but it is them Scriptures which testify of Me, and you are unwilling to come to Me that you may have life." These verses popped out to me as being very critical verses in the church today.